Adam Grinwis posted five saves and the shutout, while Kofi Opare headed in a Fabio Pereira corner kick at 69:49 for the match's lone score as U-M topped Michigan State, 1-0, to reclaim the Big Bear Trophy.
Chaka Daley was named as the second head coach in the history of the Michigan men's soccer program on Dec. 23, 2011, and is entering his first season after spending the last 12 seasons as head coach of the Providence College Friars.
In 2011, Daley guided Providence to an 11-8-1 record and an NCAA at-large bid, as the Friars defeated Dartmouth in the opening round of the 2011 tournament. In the past seven seasons, he guided the Friars to a 72-47-21 mark, and led his alma mater to seven consecutive winning seasons and five NCAA Tournament appearances. The Friars hosted NCAA Tournament match-ups during the 2010 and 2011 campaigns.
The 2010 Friars squad made a run during the latter half of the season, reeling off seven consecutive wins and going unbeaten in 10 matches (8-0-2) for the first time since 1984. The Friars earned a berth in the Big East Tournament and notched road victories at Villanova and at No. 1-seed Georgetown to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, the Friars defeated Cincinnati and earned a spot in the championship match for the second time in school history where they lost in penalties to No. 1 seed Louisville.
Daley was named NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I New England Coach of the Year in 2005 and was a nominee for NSCAA National Coach of the Year that same season. On Nov. 29, 2011, he was inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame for his prowess on and off the field. Four former Friars have been drafted in the last five seasons and three have inked professional contracts under Daley's guidance, goalkeepers Chris Konopka (Kansas City, 2007) who is now a member of the Philadelphia Union, Tim Murray (New England, 2010), and Andrew Sousa (New England, 2011). Daley had 14 players named to the Big East all-conference teams (three First team all conference selections) during his tenure, and one NSCAA First Team All-American, current Red Bull New York member Ryan Maduro, in 2006.
Daley graduated from Providence in 1996 after a four-year career, logging matches as a starting defender and a starting forward. He scored nine goals in 69 career matches for the black and white.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Daley pursued a professional career following his graduation from Providence. He played for the United Soccer League's Rhode Island Stingrays (1996-97) and spent two seasons with the New England Revolution's A-League affiliate, the Boston Bulldogs (1998-99). On June 14, 1999, he was promoted to Major League Soccer with the Revolution, and spent the 1999 season with New England, before accepting the job as head coach of the Friars in 2000.
Daley was also a member of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Committee for four seasons (2003-06). Daley was also the regional advisory committee chairperson for New England and was part of the 10-member selection committee for the men's tournament during that time.
Daley was affiliated with the U.S. Soccer Academy, serving as the head coach for the U16 FC Greater Boston Bolts (1998 to 2011). He also spent two seasons with the U17 & U18 Olympic Development Program in Rhode Island.
He and his wife, Heather, have a son, Donovan (6), and a daughter, Savanah (1).